Printed from http://www.electronista.com

US Patent Office rejects Rambus' anti-NVIDIA claims

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Tue June 2, 2009

NVIDIA free of Rambus suit

NVIDIA on Tuesday announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has initially rejected 41 patent infringement claims regarding seven patents Rambus has filed against NVIDIA back in July of 2008. NVIDIA challenged these claims in November of 2008, when Rambus filed a complaint in an International Trade Commission (ITC) action. All patent infringement claims from Rambus relate to memory controllers in graphics processors.

Aside from the seven patents reviewed to date by the USPTO, two more are still pending challenge and review, though a decision regarding their validity is expected to come in the next 60 days.

"We will continue to vigorously defend this matter in the ITC," said David Shannon, NVIDIA's executive vice president and general counsel.

Rambus has been known to sue companies for alleged infringing on its patents in the past, with other targets including Hynix. More recently, Rambus was in the news when the US Federal Trade Commission dropped the antitrust case against the memory maker.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News